The holiday weekend may have started with storms, but the sun is getting ready to make a comeback. We still have two more days left in the holiday weekend and the forecast is improving. For Sunday, it will be cooler, sunny and the high should be around 80 degrees. National Weather Service says Monday will be even better. “Should be dry,” NWS said. “The low for Monday morning should be in the mid to upper 50s. The high for Monday afternoon will be in the upper 80s.” Following sunrise Sunday morning, there isn't any more rain in the forecast until Wednesday.
It was a gruesome discovery in Bartlesville on Saturday. Police and OSBI are investigating what is believed to be a murder-suicide. The incident happened in the area of 1400 SW Maple. Officials report two people, thought to be husband and wife, were found deceased. So far, no names have been released. KRMG will update the story when more information comes into the newsroom.
Organizers of Rocklahoma decided to delay part of the concert shortly before 6:30pm Saturday night. At around 10:15pm, a Facebook post said, “We regretfully must cancel the remainder of the performances scheduled for tonight.” Most of northeast Oklahoma is under a Tornado Watch until 12am. Tune to NEWS102.3 and AM740 KRMG for the latest on the severe weather threat.
Meteorologists with the National Weather Service office in Tulsa say this is the most unstable air in the Tulsa area so far this storm season. A Tornado Watch is issued for most of northeast Oklahoma, including Tulsa County until 12am. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued for Mayes, Wagoner and Okmulgee counties until 10:30pm. Organizers of Rocklahoma, in Pryor, delayed part of the show Saturday night shortly before 6:30pm. There is some good news. The National Weather Service is projecting sunny skies for Sunday. Tune to NEWS102.3 and AM740 KRMG for the latest on the severe weather threat. You can also download the KRMG app and set up the weather alerts for your area.
A 43-year-old pilot is dead, following a small aircraft crash Friday night in Leflore County. Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports the crash happened around 7:42 p.m., near Arkoma. “A witness who observed the aircraft for approximately 20 to 25 minutes, advised the aircraft began flying in steep banked spiral, entered a fast downward spiral and collided with the ground, resulting in a small explosion,” OHP said. Richard Biggerstaff was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no passengers on the aircraft. A cause for the crash is still under investigation.
Hours after a U.S. Senator accused the Trump Administration of using taxpayer dollars to promote President Donald Trump’s private club in Florida, the State Department pulled down a story written by government employees about the resort, what some ethics experts said was nothing more than an advertisement for Mr. Trump’s personal business interests.
“Use of public office for private gain pure and simple,” said Richard Painter, a former White House ethics attorney for President George W. Bush.
“Realtor.com — not the State Department– should help President Trump sell club memberships for $200,000,” Painter added on Twitter.
At issue was a post done by an internal unit at the State Department about the Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, lavishing praise on its history, much like a vacation brochure.
Trump's not treating @StateDept websites like brochures anymore, but that doesn't come close to fixing his flagrant conflicts of interest.
“I am curious,” tweeted Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR). “Why are taxpayer dollars promoting the President’s private country club?”
The State Department was silent about the post, but after it began to ricochet around social media – and in the political arena – the story was removed from the “Share America” platform, which can be used by diplomatic posts around the world to highlight American items of interest.
“The intention of the article was to inform the public about where the President has been hosting world leaders,” a statement read on the Share America website, which is run by the State Department.
“We regret any misperception and have removed the post.”
“One Trump emolument down. Soon to follow: many more,” said Trump critic and ethics expert Norm Eisen.
Jamie Dupree is the Radio News Director of the Washington Bureau of the Cox Media Group and writes the Washington Insider blog.
A native of Washington, D.C., Jamie has covered Congress and politics in the nation’s capital since the Reagan Administration, and has been reporting for Cox since 1989.